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de·ter·mi·na·tive

 (dĭ-tûr′mə-nā′tĭv, -nə-)
adj.
Able or serving to determine: a determinative factor; influences that are determinative of future behavior. See Synonyms at decisive.
n.
A determining factor.

de·ter′mi·na′tive·ly adv.

determinative

(dɪˈtɜːmɪnətɪv)
adj
able to or serving to settle or determine; deciding
n
1. a factor, circumstance, etc, that settles or determines
2. (Grammar) grammar a less common word for determiner
3. (Linguistics) (in a logographic writing system) a logogram that bears a separate meaning, from which compounds and inflected forms are built up
deˈterminatively adv
deˈterminativeness n

de•ter•mi•na•tive

(dɪˈtɜr məˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to determine; determining.
n.
2. something that determines.
[1645–55]
de•ter′mi•na`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.determinative - one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
closed-class word, function word - a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
article - (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
2.determinative - a determining or causal element or factordeterminative - a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
cognitive factor - something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result
decisive factor, clincher - a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
Adj.1.determinative - having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle"
decisive - determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"

determinative

adjective
1. Serving the function of deciding or settling with finality:
2. Determining or having the power to determine an outcome:
Translations

determinative

[dɪˈtɜːmɪnətɪv]
A. ADJdeterminativo
B. Ndeterminativo m

determinative

(Gram)
nDeterminativ(um) nt
adjdeterminativ

determinative

[dɪˈtɜːmɪnətɪv]
1. adj (determining) → determinante (Gram) → determinativo/a
2. n (Gram) = determiner
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